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Nature's Bioceuticals Tears Into the Multi-Billion Dollar Chronic Kidney Disease Market
Date:11/1/2011

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature's Bioceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mistral Ventures Inc. (MILV.pk) announced that it will purchase the exclusive rights to a formula that was developed to restore proper kidney function in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Chronic kidney disease is a growing health problem in the United States. A report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determined that 16.8% of all adults above the age of 20 years have chronic kidney disease. Thus, one in six individuals has kidney disease. By disease stage, the prevalence is as follows: stage 1, 3.1%; stage 2, 4.1%; stage 3, 7.6%; stage 4; and 5, 0.5%. There are over 500,000 persons on dialysis or who have received kidney transplants.  The prevalence of chronic kidney disease has increased by 16% from the previous decade. The increasing incidence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, and an aging population have contributed to this increase in kidney disease.

Kidney disease raises the risk of early death, heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. CKD causes anemia, bone disease and malnutrition and can lead to kidney failure, which requires ongoing dialysis or a kidney transplant to maintain life. According to the National Institute of Health's U.S. Renal Data System, over 100,000 Americans started dialysis in 2005 while a total of over 485,000 received ongoing dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant, at a cost of $32 billion. The NIH estimates that by 2020 nearly 785,000 people will be receiving treatment for kidney failure, costing an estimated $53.6 billion. The healthcare costs for one person needing dialysis are between $150,000 – $200,000 per year, with annual global dialysis costs exceeding $1 trillion this decade.

Robert deZanger, CEO of Natures Bioceuticals stated "We are confident that this product will make a meaningful contribution to one of the most overlooked diseases k
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